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Dec 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
midnight mass has just begun at the church of the nativity. it is the site where christians believe jesus was born, and as always got thousands of pilgrims from all of the world have flocked to manger square. this is being beamed right around the world on television. this is a particularly important christmas celebration for the west bank and for the palestinian territories. there is mahmoud abbas, the palestinian president, at this midnight mass, because, of course, it was just a few weeks ago that the united nations gave the palestinians non observer status at the united nations general assembly, and the church of the nativity in bethlehem have recently been also in the past 12 months declared a unesco world heritage site, so we are well into the midnight mass which is being celebrated at churches all over the world, and as you can see, mahmoud abbas is there for this. live to the square. pitifully -- particularly significant that mahmoud abbas is there. would you normally go, or is it just this year? >> he would normally go to the midnight mass. he makes a point of attending. we
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Dec 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
. neither side is budging much. >> it is very hard for them to say yes to me. at some point, they have got to take me out of it and think about their voters. >> four weeks, the white house said that if i move on rates, they would make substantial concessions on spending cuts and entitlement reform. i did my part. they have done nothing. >> it would mean automatic spending cuts worth more than a trillion dollars. taxes for the average household would go up by about three and a half thousand dollars. most economists say the u.s. would be put back into recession and global growth could be halved. the u.s. defense budget alone would face a cut of $500 billion. companies like aircraft manufacturers are very nervous. this is already hurting business. >> this is a confidence detractor. and do i really have the confidence to make an investment when i know little about just our uncertainty, but where this is going? >> it is not just the big boys that worry about staying aloft. this has the same. >> everyone will have to pay more taxes. people will have to spend less money. the calamitous a fact is
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Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
once again the crucible of revolution. >> we are not aiming at toppling the president. we're not aiming at challenging -- challenging the sovereignty of the state. nothing that would lead to the disintegration of the state. why should we make the people swallow a constitution that could have been much better? and should have been much better. >> those arguments seem remote from the everyday grind of making a living. business is bad at these workshops and part of the problem is a lack of political direction. >> we have lost a lot in the economy since the revolution. almost all the sectors, with no exception, have lost jobs. >> little surprise that people say they would settle down -- for a little less political freedom if it meant a little more money in their pockets. >> a fragile picture there in cairo. let's go now to tunisia, where the uprising began two years ago after a young street vendor to set himself alight in protest. has the promise of the so-called revolution lived up to expectations? our chief international correspondent reported two years ago. she is back there for u
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Dec 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
opened fire in a school full of little children. and the small community of newtown, conn., at least 26 teachers and children are killed. the shooter is also dead. this is the 12 the mass shooting this year and america and mr. obama said that the country must take action. >> a friday morning with chris this looming. -- christmas shooting. moments later, heavily armed officers went in and it terrified children aged between 5-10 were being carried out. >> i saw some of the bullets going past the hall that i was right next to and then the teacher pulled me into her classroom. we heard shots and everyone went on the ground. >> we all went over to a corner and the teacher was to keep us until the police officers. >> they had machine guns. >> i heard seven loud booms and then the teachers told us to go in the corner. we all huddled. i kept hearing these booming noises. >> as alarmed parents rushed back to the school, are the reports told of the gun at confronting a children and three -- confronting a teacher. it became clear that this was murdered on a horrific scale. >> there were fatalities
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
dynamic that foreign powers have failed to understand, and at the same time, it is a dynamic that in some regard has been set in motion by the fact that afghanistan is always squeezed between at least two great global powers. therefore, over the last 150 years, something like that, the afghan rolaine eat, the leadership there has been forced to -- the rolaine delete commodified leadership there has been forced to look for other ways of to govern the lives of its own people. instead of what other leaders have always done otherwise, such as cowger india and iran. that has -- conquered india and iran. that have setup and -- an interesting dynamic. >> powers have come and gone in the country. that is something that the taliban understands about the nato forces. is that played out during various regimes that have tried to take over afghanistan? >> in the past, people who have tried to cocker the afghans have left remnants behind, and those are the -- to conquer the afghans have left from its behind, and those are the afghans. the united states ended in western europe have no interest in o
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Dec 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
to the southwest of the total, and that at least half of the casualties were women and children. "we were going to school when the explosion took place. i do not know anything about my parents. they may have died." this man says the victims were all students, or going to their places of work. after the explosion, the ground was full of bodies. the state news agency has blamed the violence on terrorists, its name for the rebels intensifying attacks on the government. this was the latest in a string of bombings in and around damascus. for the first time, russia has acknowledged the possibility of the rebels winning the civil war in syria. the assad regime was losing control of more and more territory, an opposition victory could not be ruled out. it is unclear whether this means there will be a u-turn in russia as practice of vetoing u.n. security council resolutions it regards as anti-assad. moscow still argues a rebel victory would be drawn out and bloody. it is calling for compromise. the nato chief predict an and will not be far off. >> i think the regime in damascus is approaching
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Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm EST
foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is bbc world news america. reporting from washington, i'm kathy kaye. the white house says it will push from -- for tighter gun control days after the school shooting shattered new town. they tried to help children and five women are shot dead in pakistan simply for distributing polio vaccines. jansing into the future decades ago, one electronic superhighway long before many even knew he was being built. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. four days after the mass shootings in newtown, conn., the funerals continue for the 22 becomes lost their lives. and while the town mourns, the white house issued its strongest indication yet
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Dec 5, 2012 5:30pm EST
foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is bbc world news america. reporting from washington, i'm kathy kaye. supporters and opponents in egypt of president morsi fight outside the palace in cairo. villages are flattened and hundreds are killed. and remembering the legendary sound of dave brubeck, a jazz pianist whose impact went far beyond the world of music. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. in egypt tonight, pitched battles on the streets of cairo and -- between supporters and opponents of the president there. there have been violent clashes for the second day outside the presidential power us -- palace in cairo. demonstrators have been during petrol bombs. four
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Dec 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
the creator of "thunderbirds" has died at the age of 83. why these artists say snow sculpting is a painful passion. the egyptian president has invited opposition parties to gel in a national dialogue. mohammad morsi says the economy will be the number one priority. but the main opposition had said it rejects calls for more dialogue. he also believes the constitution will bring more stability and security. >> he says it is the beginning of a new era for egypt. the first time the country has had a constitution that has not been imposed by an occupier of king's or a president. he congratulated the people of egypt. he did also acknowledged that a lot of egyptians had voted against the constitution and he said that was a healthy find in the society and he says egypt is in the early stages of a democracy. for him, he says this is a point to bring stability back again. >> he's also talking about a national dialogue. there are so many people, despite the result, there are many people who do not like what he wants to do. >> very much so. there was earlier this afternoon another round of tha
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Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
country in the world of doing it. to >> at least nine afghan girls are killed by a landmine while collecting firewood. it raises questions about these weapons of war. >> welcome to this special edition of "bbc world news america." this community is warning the loss of 26 people including 20 children killed in a school on friday. it has ignited a debate about gun control in america. today was about the children, i got little noah and little jack pinto, to six girls who were buried today. it should a community struggling with grief and with shock. we have the latest. >> the agony of this week town was almost unbearable. first jack pinto was also buried. the town will hold the funerals of 80 more small victims of horrific violence. the parents of one of them have been speaking of their desperation as they waited outside the school on friday. >> i know exactly what she was wearing. i was going to see her black the glittery uggs should put on this morning. >> there was still hope because the children were hiding. >> then hope departed. >> there was so much panic and confusion. life was
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Nov 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
editor at large. on wednesday, they join me from new york. the first collective, what do you make of him? >> is quite remarkable. tens of thousands of people are paying for his blood. he showed flashes of a sense of humor. third time magazine, the worst fears about a muslim brotherhood. they are not coming true. >> you interviewed him after he awarded himself these powers. >> the argument is that he is trying to protect democracy. >> they have tried to, in his words, undermine the democratic process. the courts would again interfere, dissolve the constitution that they have done once before. he understands the optics of this. a desire to be practical, he was being political. he would look to his countrymen as very dictatorial. i was impressed by how comfortable he was. he was a fairly even killed person. he might be a little more flustered and stiffer than usual. >> he seems to make this tactical error. the revolution is not at risk here? >> i believe that he certainly thinks that. as a president, he thinks he is doing what is in the best interests, and what is less certain is how he
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Dec 25, 2012 4:00pm PST
i think we are looking at is a very deeply split egypt and one that is about to launch into a parliamentary election campaign. now the opposition faces an uphill struggle. it has not been terribly unified. it has to manage to unify itself more over the problems that broke out with this referendum. the question is whether they can sustain that unity for the muslim brotherhood and for president morsi. they also have a challenge because although they won this referendum, the support, the turn out was low. the support they got at just under 64% was less than a referendum held last year where they got about 77%. and president morsi, the government may soon have to take some unpopular measures to try and prop up the economy here, which could hurt them at the ballot box. >> let's pick up on the reports of the economy. there have been reports of people taking savings out of banks. is there fear there could be capital flight out of egypt and possibly even the liberal people who are not happy with this constitution, uping stakes, leaving the country and ep grating. >> there are all sort
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Dec 6, 2012 5:30pm EST
foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is bbc world news america. reporting from washington, kathy kaye. egypt's president says his heart is heavy, but he promises there will be no return to the days of dictatorship lighting a joint is now legal in washington. >> i hope that nobody in the world will be sent to prison for taking drugs ever again. i hope that anybody who lies a drug problem will get help. >> and he is the monster of concrete with curbs. capitald his nation's and touched the world. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. after days of demonstrations, the egyptian president has appeared on national television to try to allay fears over his leadership. muhamed morsi sa
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Dec 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
derivatives trader, you are getting bloody good at this game. think of me when you are on your yacht in monaco, won't you? >> it is a 1 billion pound fine too much or too little or about right? >> it is not about the fine. what we have got to see is criminal sanctions. the money is tax deductible. certainly the government is amending to make sure if the money goes to good causes and not back to the regulator, but it has to be about sanctions. >> it was so systematic it is now impossible to have confidence in any of the main libor prices over the next few years. libor rates underpinned trillions of dollars, and as they start to sue, they will be looking for a huge damages that could turn out to be a multiple, even of the huge bank finance. more than a dozen big banks are being investigated for rate rating. earlier this year barclays was hit with one for 90 million pounds in fines and penalties. -- 190 million pounds in fines and penalties. vice we had a rotten culture. no question about that. the real issue is are they so dreadful the people in charge of the banks will now get a grip? >>
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
opposition said the trouble started when supporters of the president at deliberately attacked protesters. members of his supporters said they were attacked by protesters. >> his presidency is completely discredited. he is not trusted by the bulk of e egyptians. egyptians will not take authoritarian rule anymore. this is not coming from an analyst or an activist. it is what you hear all over prepared -- all over. >> the president still has plenty of supporters who believe they are protecting the resin -- the revolution. tonight's speech will be the signal for more demonstrations, and quite likely, more conflict between them. >> the syrian government is under increasing pressure tonight. the american and russian foreign ministers met with the u.n. envoy on syria and hillary clinton said events on the ground in syria are accelerating. she also joined the u.s. defense secretary in expressing concern that damascus is considering using chemical weapons against the rebels. >> i think there is no question that we remain very concerned, very concerned. as the opposition advances, in pa
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Dec 11, 2012 4:00pm PST
transfers and cash. the flow of money kept increasing at a time when a number of people working in the compliance office was decreasing. separately, we saw examples of the bank stripping details for who these transfers of money were coming from, making it virtually impossible that in some cases were countries sanctioned by america. >> another british bank reaching a settlement, a similar claims in the case of transferring money such as iran and sudan. those involved were considerably less that that is why it was shocking in some sense, because the scale and how long this went on for. >> it sounds like a big fine, but will it make much of the dead? >> remember that these banks make billions of dollars. possibly not, but the cast from this incident will take its toll because they will have to implement a lot of these new compliance changes. it gives you a sense that the final cost will be a lot more than $1.9 billion. >> thousands of people out on the streets of cairo, stating demonstrations for and against the president. a concrete barrier built to protect his palace has been reached th
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Dec 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
why armed guards at every u.s. school would help prevent similar tragedies in the future. the bbc's north america editor reports. >> the church bells tolled out the exact time when a week ago a young man with an assault rifle began his massacre of children. they stood in prayer and in silence in the rain. in a town still numb, the bells tolled 26 times, one for each of the victims of the school. inside the white house, president obama and his staff since silent for a minute. beyond the grave, resolution. in a new video, he has promised he will push for a ban on assault rifles. >> i will do everything in my power as president to advance these efforts. if there's even one thing we can do as a country to protect our children, we have a responsibility to try. >> shame on the nra. >> there are those who blame the national rifle association for consistently, powerful lobbying against gun control. they have been consistently silent until now, and some expected they would seek compromise. none of it. instead, raw fury, blaming video games, the culture. >> we have blood-of films out there li
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
died. she was being treated at a hospital in singapore where she was on life-support. in india, her brutal attack triggered nationwide protests. the authorities struggling to contain the growing anger. we have received a statement from a doctor, the chief executive of the hospital where she was being looked after. "we are very sad to report the patient passed away peacefully at 4: 40 5:00 a.m. today singapore time. her family and officials from the high commission of india were at her side. we join her family in mourning her loss. the patient had remained in extremely critical condition since admission to hospital from the morning of december 27. despite all efforts by a team of eight specialists in the hospital to keep per staple, her condition continued to deteriorate over the past two days. she suffered from severe organ failure suffering serious injuries to her body and brain. she was the victim of a gang rape on a bus in delhi, leading to days of street protests. the government using water cannons to try to keep the situation calm on the streets. there was a distinct sense that
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Dec 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
democrats and republicans had to stop squabbling to have any chance at which an agreement by december 31st and higher taxes and spending cuts will automatically take effect. president obama has cut short his holiday to revive the talks. >> if we go over this cliff, the house of representative with four days left are not here with the speaker having told him that he will have 458 hours' notice. i cannot imagine their conscience out there wherever they are around the country and we are trying to get something done. >> why is the american economy teetering on the edge of the cliffs? these are some of the things that president obama is trying to prevent with the return to the lighthouse. an employment has fallen to a four year low and currently stands at 7.7%. no deal could mean 2.1 million jobs disappearing parent to it would equate to a contraction of 1.5% in the value of all goods and services america producers meaning less money to afraid with the rest of the world. as far as the republicans concerned, there is that we will not give you a blank check. >> mitch mcconnell, the republica
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
of the official residence. at times, the police seem close to losing control. agent has not seen anything like this even at the height of the protests against hosni mubarak last year. opposition supporters converged on the palace through the day. they are furious at the edict taking sweeping new powers. and an attempt to rush through a new constitution that opponents fear it could be used to impose islamic values. this is a series of marches. two weeks in and than not lost any of their fury and egger prodi is done. >-- and anger at what he has done. >> he is not right to be the new king creative. >> we hope he is wise enough to realize that today is the first of many marches against him if he does not stop them. >> the president seeing here receiving the new draft of the constitution had to be hustled out of the palace for his safety. egyptians have lost their fear. >> we've never seen anything like this in egypt. i have covered for the president for 20 years and i could not dare walk in from the palace without having a sense of fear inside me. >> tonight the opponents are still
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
three days ago which its makers thought would be funny. at 9:30, police were called to an accommodation near the hospital where they found the body of jacintah saldanha. >> she was the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. a hospital had been supporting her through this difficult time. jacintha cared diligently for hundreds of patients during her time with us. everyone is shocked by the loss of a much loved and a valued colleague. >> in a statement, a spokesman said the duke and duchess were deeply saddened to learn of the death of saldanha. "they were looked after so wonderfully well at all times. their thoughts and prayers are family andnha's friends." the call was made by two austrian radio presenters. they work for a sydney radio station. the station has offered its deepest sympathies. the presenters will not be returning to the station until further notice. nurse saldanha was on night duty at the hospital last monday night. the duchess of cambridge had been admitted a few hours earlier. at 5:30, the call came through. she answered it and was taken in by the callers impersonation o
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Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
happy. his traditional cigar went to international stardom. today we look back at the life of music of draghi shankar -- ravi shankar. the syrian capital damascus has been hit by three explosives, and rebel forces say they are making progress. this comes amid reports over the last few days syria has fired scud missiles. >> in the words of one of its residents, welcome. where mounds of garbage rise and the destitute struggle to make a living. this is what has become of the ancient city. he has lost his home and his job, so every day he sifts through filth and stench so he can feed his children. life is really bad. there is no work and money. that is why i come here to collect and rubbish. this revolution was supposedly about a better future and a better tomorrow, and many residents still cling to that hope, and they believe the ongoing fighting, not just in the city but also in the countryside, is worth the struggle. a petrol now comes from a barrel at the side of the road. three times the price it was before the revolution. people queued for hours in the cold for bread, now 10 times
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm PST
officials looking at one another and then they said, no, there are no survivors. i do not know that i will ever forget the noise as people wept, wales, eelam -- wailed, yelled. it was horrible noise. suddenly, reality hit. there are no survivors. >> this horror has changed the mood in america, for now at least. there of been those who have demonstrated against guns, but not a manufacturer of the weapon used to murder the children is under pressure. it was advertised as a prop to masculinity now the company within 95% stake in the firm is selling out because of this watershed event. just outside town, there are four rows of empty shelves. they have taken the guns off the market out of respect. but more important, it is part of a chain of around 200 jobs throughout the u.s. they all stopped selling the modern sporting rifles, as they're called. changes the law might be more difficult. >> there is no chance of a ban on handguns. the supreme court has ruled plans to outlaw them in chicago and washington d.c. are unconstitutional. the most likely move would be to ban military-style assau
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Dec 3, 2012 4:00pm PST
their engagement interview. >> i think we will take it one step at that time. we will get the marriage first, then think about kids. obviously, we want a family. we will have to start thinking about that. >> scarcely had the wedding taken place and the couple appeared on the balcony than speculation about a royal baby began. every time she had a royal -- she had an encounter with a baby, people wondered when she would have a baby of her own. there was speculation when they were on their tour of the pacific -- that is a pacific in september. she drank water rather than wine during a toast. the family members are said be delighted by the news. congratulations, too, from the prime minister. >> it is absolutely wonderful news. i am delighted for them. i am sure they will make brilliant parents. i'm sure everybody around the country will be celebrating with them tonight. >> the job will be third in line to the throne, irrespective of whether it's a boy -- the child will be third in line to the throng, a respected and whether it is a boy or girl -- to the throne, is respective -- ir
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